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Originally posted by yourboycal2
personally i don't believe any dog owner should have the right to bring there animals to public places , unless its those cute little ones . But the bigger dogs , just keep them at home in a fenced yard.
Wow,she was killed by a bat.Sounds like she was bitten and then threw caution to the wind and brushed the incident aside and ended up dying from it.All she had to do was look up bat bites on the internet or in a book.How and where was she biten? That sure adds creedence to the vampire legends and stories.I'm sure people in the past and in other countries now,die more often from bat bites when and where proper immunizations are not easily available. Imagine the 6ft wingspan flying fox bats that exist right now swooping down from the night sky and biting you...
Originally posted by ValentineWiggin
It's good that you went to the hospital for treatment. Rabies is rare indeed, but a woman who lived just over an hour from me died from it (bat bite) about a month ago. This was the first case of rabies in South Carolina in the last 50 years!!!! Much better safe than sorry my friend. I hope you heal quickly
Q: Why do people say that pit bulls "don't let go?"
Through selective breeding, pit bulls have developed enormous jaw strength, as well as a ruinous "hold and shake" bite style, designed to inflict the maximum damage possible on their victims. This bite trait delivered winning results in the fighting pit. When the Colorado Supreme Court upheld the Denver pit bull ban in 2005, the high court set aside characteristics that pit bulls displayed when they attack that differ from all other dog breeds. One of these characteristics was their lethal bite:
"[pit bulls] inflict more serious wounds than other breeds. They tend to attack the deep muscles, to hold on, to shake, and to cause ripping of tissues. Pit bull attacks were compared to shark attacks."11
Leading pit bull education websites, such as Pit Bull Rescue Central, encourage pit bull owners to be responsible and to always carry a "break stick" -- a tool used to pry open a pit bull's jaws -- in case their dog "accidentally" gets into a fight. These same websites also warn that using a break stick on any other dog breed may cause serious injury to the person.12 This is true because no other dog breed possesses the pit bull's tenacity combined with a "hold and shake" bite style.
One of the most powerful examples of a pit bull "not letting go" occurred in an Ohio courtroom. During the Toledo v. Tellings trial (Tellings was convicted of violating the City of Toledo's pit bull ordinance), Lucas County Dog Warden Tom Skeldon showed a videotape of a tranquilized pit bull hanging from a steel cable. The dog is essentially unconscious and still does not release its grip. At the time of the taping, the pit bull was being housed at the Lucas County Animal Shelter
Ask yourself - if these reports are so skewed, surely your figures on them being the "most dangerous" could be too...
...Any dog is capable of attacking and biting...
Greg Napora returned home for lunch yesterday in Pacifica, California to find his wife, Darla, lying dead on the floor and their male pit bull standing over her. Darla was six months pregnant.According to ‘reports’, he put the male dog in the backyard and called authorities. When the police arrived, Gunner got out and was immediately shot and killed by the police officers.Studying the quickly banged out articles from the San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle and Huffington Post, certain facts seemed missing from the coverage. Reuters reported the woman as a San Francisco native and one story featured a ridiculous photo of a yawning pit bull on a city street.Had the media that dived into the frenzy done a bit more investigating, they might have discovered the real truth behind Darla’s death.
According to residents of the Napora neighborhood, the dog did not maul Darla Napora, “just found out that the woman fell off a ladder and hit her head...husband came home found the dog standing over her...he put the dog out side....it got loose and cops shot the dog...thinking that it had mauled the lady. The dog had blood on it's body because he was trying to nudge her to make her move....”
Originally posted by blocula
reply to post by yourboycal2
Theres plenty of terror attacks upon people by german shepherds,rotweilers,presa canarios and other breeds of dogs as well,but it seems that pit bulls have been demonized and part of the reason why is because of what i mentioned a couple of posts earlier...Imo...
Report: U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities January 2006
to December 2008
A 2009 report issued by DogsBite.org shows that 19 dog breeds contributed to 88 deaths in a recent 3-year period. Pit bulls accounted for 59% followed by rottweilers with 14%.
Of the 88 fatal dog attacks recorded by DogsBite.org, pit bull type dogs were responsible for 59% (52). This is equivalent to a pit bull killing a U.S. citizen every 21 days during this 3-year period.
The data also shows that pit bulls commit the vast majority of off-property attacks that result in death. Only 18% (16) of the attacks occurred off owner property, yet pit bulls were responsible for 81% (13).